Bleep1673

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They did it again!

 

3 o'clock news;

 

And we start with some breaking news, in the last few minutes... *turns radio up listens in intently.* it has been announced.. *lean in* that David Beckham has retired from football.

 

F*ck off!

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Not exactly a Beckham fan as such but give the guy his due, he's worked hard to achieve anything he has. A good ambassador too, don't expect he'll be down the social tho...

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Beckham is an excellent role model for many.he's not as gormless as he sounds and from a very modest background has through dint of hard work and dedication, made something. Need more like him.

Anyway, Mancini can live off his Pink Panther royalties

Edited by JohnM

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This is perfect timing, just when sky sports news had milked the Fergie retiring story to death. :good:

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Not exactly a Beckham fan as such but give the guy his due, he's worked hard to achieve anything he has. A good ambassador too, don't expect he'll be down the social tho...

He also seemed to cope well with both extremes of fan reactions. 

 

One side from getting extreme fan abuse, including death threats and fans chanting hoping his wife and kid died from AIDS.  Even the Mirror printed a dartboard picture of his face.

 

The other side of being deified by exactly the same newspapers and journalists who were the abuse cheerleaders.  It was the Jonny Wilkinson treatment but on a far grander scale.

 

I was just surprised he stayed in Britain for as long as he did.

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The other side of being deified by exactly the same newspapers and journalists who were the abuse cheerleaders.  It was the Jonny Wilkinson treatment but on a far grander scale.

Jonny Wilkinson got abuse from the media? I must've missed that! :O

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Jonny Wilkinson got abuse from the media? I must've missed that! :O

The deified part ;)

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Not exactly a Beckham fan as such but give the guy his due, he's worked hard to achieve anything he has. A good ambassador too, don't expect he'll be down the social tho...

He (plus family) was in the pie and mash shop down the road from where I work the other day.

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Any joy getting a ticket for tomorrow Jon?

 

I don't have the funds and now have a family visit and so didn't try.  I'll be watching through my fingers on Sky.

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I don't have the funds and now have a family visit and so didn't try.  I'll be watching through my fingers on Sky.

 

Boxing gloves may be a more practical option.

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Working nights this weekend so won't see much of it but hope City do it. Ironic that Northampton are managed by a Bradford lad.

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Wow. Didn't expect that. Didn't get up till almost the end but pleased with the result.

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Just back from Majorca where I had a holiday, with just my 4yo daughter as the other half couldn't be bothered taking the time off, and we passed Real Mallorca's ground on the way to a dolphin park, the tour guide said theey had designed the new stadium to be oval shaped, but ran out of money during building and have had to leave the ends open.

When I got back to Alcudia, I noticed one of the tour operaters were running a trip for today (Monday) to see the just Relegated RCD Mallorca play Real Betis for 80Euro including a beer, tickets & transport. This reminded me of an article in one of the papers (probably the Guardian) of some football fans who live in the UK, but have season tickets at Ajax, and with cheap flights it's cheaper to watch European football than watching English Premiership.

 

I would also like to comment on the WBA v Man U game as my 4yo does - BONKERS!

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Edited because the original was a bit insensitive.

Edited by Wolford6

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Already looking forward to next season, hope it throws up a midweek fixture away in Rome, followed by a Sunday fixture away at Yeovil!

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Brendan Rodgers is now the 5th longest-serving manager in the Premier League, having been in charge for 11 (eleven) months. Yes, months.

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Manchester City and the New York Yankees create New York City FC - the 20th MLS franchise.

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