Welcome. Mark and Mick join me again on the couch, while Garth fidgets because no one allows him a word in edgeways, and eventually goes off to stare down the Sphinx.
Subjects this month:[ul][li]It’s “make or break” for the Reds already, says Gerard & the Pacemaker. We must beat L’Arse or the title is gone for another year.[/li]I am quite impressed with the ultra-attacking line-ups (Diouf, Kewell, Smicer and Gerrard in midfield??) he’s tried out with some success, even if defeats like Saturday’s against Charlton are that bit more likely.
[li]Alleged Rape: What? Them three? Well I never. Stone the crows. Gerraway. And so on.[/li][li]Euro crunch time: The England captain gets yet another part of his anatomy “sweated over” by the nation. What odds can I get on the match in Istanbul being abandoned? Wales merely confirm their playoff place, Scotland need a win for one and fair Eire seem doomed.[/li][li]Tottenham fan. It seems I can scarcely remember a time when this phrase has not been preceded by the words “long-suffering”. Your thoughts on the new appointment and where Glenda might reappear.[/li][li]Nationwide: Should the team propping up division 1 rename themselves Wimbledon Schadenfreude?[/li][li]The Drop: If I may quote a song of yore from a northeastern friend (to the tune of Yellow Submarine), “Peeta Reid has a fook n monk ees heed, a fook n monk ees heed, a fook n monk ees heed”. It now appears his entire team is becoming similarly simian. Will Peeta Reid end tha fook n month at Leeds? Also, the argument strengthens for reducing the number of teams in the Premiership by at least Wolves.[/ul] I should say that these monthly threads are intended to have something of an “on the terraces” feel about them, with plenty of that peculiarly Eastern Atlantic tradition called “taking the piss”. With this in mind then when a member herein alludes to, for example, a manager having a packet of sweets and a crafty smile, or a player liking half rice and half chips, or child-size prawn sandwiches laced with Ebola, please let us not become some horrific offshoot of Trisha. A thick skin needs no garment of Kilroy-Silk.[/li]
Also, I don’t know where you prefer to post regarding your performance in the Straight Dope Fantasy League but they are perfectly welcome here. With mascaroni and pierre72 a nose ahead of Gazelle, and London_Calling going from 1 point to 37 points in a weekend, Month 1’s crown is all to play for before it ends on the 15th.