golden era darraghmac vendettas

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Poll Results

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jol 6
rafa 3
robinson 2
jenas 1


italo stevo (nakhchivan), Sunday, 25 November 2012 17:49 (six years ago) Permalink

can only be one

bill paxman (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 November 2012 17:51 (six years ago) Permalink

rafa imo, real greaseball shit

r|t|c, Sunday, 25 November 2012 18:28 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah i went with rafa, the whole Jol thing lacked the necessary venom imo

only Brod can judge me (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 25 November 2012 18:47 (six years ago) Permalink

it lacked the venom, probably, but there was a lot more passion. like a club vs an arrow

bill paxman (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 November 2012 19:45 (six years ago) Permalink

jenas vs robinson is a whole nother poll, prob.

bill paxman (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 November 2012 19:46 (six years ago) Permalink

surprised myself with my vote tbh

Jenas has been fuckin useless for so much of his career but has given some joy, more a shocking waste of talent and triumph of nonparticipation than anything else.Yeah his place in the team was a gap in a pretty smile, but in a way he was the kind of once-every-hundred-touches player that it felt right for us to have. Sandro/parker/fuck it even livermore as anchors are all improvements but i still have to rub my eyes at times when i see any of them goin in for an actual fuckin tackle, 'oh yeah we do that now' kinda thing.

Rafa. Well, he irritates me no end, but i mean the dude cried at that hillsborough tribute and it's not my fuckin club anyway and he's both a+ troll and a+ trollable and he's p fuckin good at his job, tho v prone to perverse self-sabotage. Leading us to

Jol. Clearly a likeable guy. Attack minded. Youth oriented. Showed heart and class for a lot of his time with us. But fuck me his blindspots over jenas, robinson, lee, zokora, name em, cost us and him so so badly it fuckin killed me. Week after week, cunts out there that were built to bottle any challenge, fail any short term goal, dully trample out any hope in the heart of the onlooker that this time, just once, it'll work out, we'll hang on to this lead, we can't let this one slip, fuck me these lads are bottom and we'll go third with a win, last day shits so classically typically fuckin jol team, we nearly had it but the dog ate it i got it off the toilet seat of course we practice set pieces so close but yet so far is close enough. His inability to pick anything like a form xi made the avb/gallas thing look like a gordian knot in comparison. He needed sacking, he wouldn't do his job. I hope he learned from it. I've made peace with him, wish him well. If he ever managed to get himself a defensive coach and learned how to drop a cunt i'd even maybe have him back someday.

So it's got to be robinson. A fat, shit, jittery fraud of a professional athlete, his continued lack of presence in nets for us cost us cl participation for years running, made jol a lame duck, destroyed kaboul mki and held dawson and other developing defenders back for a long time, was the second rotten pillar we tried to build a beautiful tower of youth and strength on (ledder's knee obv) and cost me more precious sanity reserves than i care to fuckin consider week after harrowing week. I know that inability to perform a sporting duty doesn't automatically bestow cuntishness, and imputing morality or otherwise in line with such performance is a flawed and damned enterprise, but to show up and collect thirty grand wages when you know fucking well there's more chance you'll cost than fortify a unit, the whole time barely squeezing into a replica maternity top, year after year of the cunt doing that little hop before he flopped ineffectual and late, always too late, well- if the cunt were a surgeon he'd be up on murder charges the cunt, and nobody'd be sayin 'he done his best'. Fuck him to smithereens.

bill paxman (darraghmac), Monday, 26 November 2012 02:25 (six years ago) Permalink

that was worth being up late for

only Brod can judge me (Noodle Vague), Monday, 26 November 2012 02:37 (six years ago) Permalink

brb gotta write a letter to a girl while i'm getting 2005 outta my system

bill paxman (darraghmac), Monday, 26 November 2012 02:43 (six years ago) Permalink

fuck me i didnt even know robbo ran that deep

r|t|c, Monday, 26 November 2012 02:50 (six years ago) Permalink

slept like a fuckin child after that

I think i may have voted for jenas, cos fuckin phone

bill paxman (darraghmac), Monday, 26 November 2012 10:36 (six years ago) Permalink

"Jol out" is a phrase I sometimes wish I could use irl

Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Monday, 26 November 2012 10:37 (six years ago) Permalink

Jol is the original and probably the best but it lacks the sheer fury of the Robinson hatred, to the extent that Darragh was still basically okay with Gomes even in his worst doors-falling-off-the-car excesses. The Rafa one is kind of dull attritional crap like the manager. No one in their right mind would vote for Jenas.

Special shout-out to BAE for being in this category and actually turning it round.

Poll needs Rooney, by the way.

Matt DC, Monday, 26 November 2012 10:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Voted for Robinson anyway.

Matt DC, Monday, 26 November 2012 10:44 (six years ago) Permalink

100% otm, that's the frustrating thing about matt, the boy can clearly post when his head's right and he's on his game etc

Lennon was headed down bae route too, turning around those guys as well as dawson, kaboul et al is a major reason arry gets kudos from me.

bill paxman (darraghmac), Monday, 26 November 2012 10:47 (six years ago) Permalink

Also genuinely no one remembers Robbie Keane any more.

Matt DC, Monday, 26 November 2012 10:53 (six years ago) Permalink

A fat, shit, jittery fraud of a professional athlete

caek, Monday, 26 November 2012 10:56 (six years ago) Permalink

Poll needs Rooney, by the way.

Everybody has a vendetta against him though, it seems

Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Monday, 26 November 2012 10:57 (six years ago) Permalink

oh you have that fuckin luxury matt

bill paxman (darraghmac), Monday, 26 November 2012 11:04 (six years ago) Permalink

I don't really care about spurs, however that précis of Robinson's spurs career was beautiful. Thank you.

pandemic, Monday, 26 November 2012 11:44 (six years ago) Permalink

pleasure!

those expressing surprise at robinson's ranking need to search the first ever 'jol out' imo.

Clearly sets out that jol's failings were, iirc, the selection of an uncommitted berbatov (lol ok hands up here), a wastrel jenas, keane at right wing and numerous other selection goofs, but the key point, iterated three times (again iirc) was that he was still picking paul robinson. Jol was a secondary target but he stood in the way of the mission, it wasn't really personal but the guy was asked nicely more than once to step aside so we could harpoon mooby dick

bill paxman (darraghmac), Monday, 26 November 2012 12:59 (six years ago) Permalink

i remember repeating to many people that robinson gets beaten by shots from outside the area more than any other keeper in living memory, not an official stat I'd researched but an impression I'd picked up from you. Was always a pleasure watching MOTD and knowing that there would be one such goal at least in a Spurs or Blackburn net.

pandemic, Monday, 26 November 2012 13:05 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh wow, I normally try and stay out of the meta threads but that total banger of a post justifies them all imo. Glad I opened this one.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 26 November 2012 13:10 (six years ago) Permalink

Voted Jenas.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 26 November 2012 13:11 (six years ago) Permalink

oh, there's an official stat alright. Robinson was the least effective player (not just gk) in the league as measured by opta or one of em based on performance in job-specific tasks in his last full season with us - this is all iirc, but i'm p sure.

He was the worst-performing first-choice gk on that chart for two out of three years (may have covered some blackburn time here).

His shots on target against vs goals conceded ratio one year was, iirc, 57%. Think about that for a while.

bill paxman (darraghmac), Monday, 26 November 2012 13:12 (six years ago) Permalink

final 2011/12 opta stats are fuckin incredible, actually.

Conceded twelve from outside the box (next worst- seven from the lamentably slow wayne hennessy)

% shots saved 51.28 %

51.2fuckin8

bill paxman (darraghmac), Monday, 26 November 2012 13:19 (six years ago) Permalink

iirc he was the one who ran over to commiserate with the fans after relegation while the other players slunk away

Ismael Klata, Monday, 26 November 2012 13:24 (six years ago) Permalink

you'd take those odds as a striker!! Opposing Manager : Have a shot today lads there's a 50% chance it goes in!
xp

pandemic, Monday, 26 November 2012 13:25 (six years ago) Permalink

well tbph 'slinking away' was not an option for the lad, was it? He's the size of a couch and wears lime green.

bill paxman (darraghmac), Monday, 26 November 2012 13:31 (six years ago) Permalink

He went over to shout "Kean out" with the fans.

Matt DC, Monday, 26 November 2012 13:34 (six years ago) Permalink

but seriously? How could any manager look himself in the mirror picking him? albeit his spurs performances weren't quite that bad, but Fulham had a guy saving 80+% of shots that season

bill paxman (darraghmac), Monday, 26 November 2012 13:34 (six years ago) Permalink

robinson has played for england 41 times

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Monday, 26 November 2012 15:27 (six years ago) Permalink

what's his save % for em

bill paxman (darraghmac), Monday, 26 November 2012 15:31 (six years ago) Permalink

0% on shots from gary neville

pandemic, Monday, 26 November 2012 15:38 (six years ago) Permalink

i remember him being sort of boosted in that 'leighton baines is arguably one of the best left sided players in the world' way, then around 2006 the commentariat decided he wasn't that great for england

pretty sure these murmurs happened before the backpass in zagreb

but he must have been at least reasonably competent up to say 2005?

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Monday, 26 November 2012 15:38 (six years ago) Permalink

check the jol out premier, i'd already given up by then

bill paxman (darraghmac), Monday, 26 November 2012 15:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Robinson was outstanding in his first season for Spurs, not quite as great in his second but still competent, from 2006 onwards was when it started to go wrong. I think something just went in his head. Even when he was good for us his shot stopping was always a lot better than his distribution and command of a penalty area.

Matt DC, Monday, 26 November 2012 15:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Arse-nal Wronger more like !

Signs a second rate balding frog Pascal Cygan - sells younger england defender Matthew Upson for less to Brum City

Seaman goes - has the choice of say Sorenson, or Paul Robinson - decides to sign an older 2nd rate german with a perm - Jens Lehmann.

i tell this arse-nal wenger got it wronger !

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Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Monday, 26 November 2012 15:46 (six years ago) Permalink

none of that is edited i assure you....

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Monday, 26 November 2012 15:47 (six years ago) Permalink

Drop Heskey, play Rooney alongside Owen. Never, ever allow Gerrard to be injured again. Teach Paul Scholes how to pass or drop him - replace with Jenas. Wait 18 months for Carlo Cudicini to become British, or install Paul Robinson and keep him there. Vassell has never been good enough - Beattie should replace him on the bench.

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Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Monday, 26 November 2012 15:49 (six years ago) Permalink

i'd've underlined the assertion of Gerrard's importance to the team tbh

Shane Breen is a gigantic tool (Noodle Vague), Monday, 26 November 2012 15:52 (six years ago) Permalink

Did Scholes go to Euro 2004? (yes) Did Jenas? (no) Did England win it? (yes)

Ismael Klata, Monday, 26 November 2012 15:57 (six years ago) Permalink

when i arrived kicking and screaming at ile i was considered clueless and brattish. History, i trust, will prove i wasn't totally clueless.

But, alas, it'll be too late for us to get ziegler or tainio back ;_;

bill paxman (darraghmac), Monday, 26 November 2012 16:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 27 November 2012 00:01 (six years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 28 November 2012 00:01 (six years ago) Permalink

tough sell

bill paxman (darraghmac), Wednesday, 28 November 2012 00:07 (six years ago) Permalink

didnae vote

couldn't decide

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Wednesday, 28 November 2012 00:10 (six years ago) Permalink

think it should be rafa, but after that passionate plea for robinson i had to abstain

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Wednesday, 28 November 2012 00:11 (six years ago) Permalink

given that you weren't round for jol out that's not an unfair position

bill paxman (darraghmac), Wednesday, 28 November 2012 00:15 (six years ago) Permalink

i used to read ilx back in those days but very seldom posted and never on ile

occasionally i find the odd post spread across several logins, usually about some marginal noise lp i have forgotten

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Wednesday, 28 November 2012 00:25 (six years ago) Permalink

jenas is a kind of pure evil, i'm starting to fully realise

r|t|c, Tuesday, 9 July 2013 10:12 (five years ago) Permalink

"k3vin k in on MRF/IMP" missing from the poll options

k3vin k., Tuesday, 9 July 2013 10:29 (five years ago) Permalink

He is an innocent vessel for the worst flaws of mankind, it is fucking miltonesque the process that occurs

Still maintain that physically/skillwise he could have matched yr gerrards et al

dub job deems (darraghmac), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 10:33 (five years ago) Permalink

xp hearty lol

dub job deems (darraghmac), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 10:34 (five years ago) Permalink

list of yr gerrards

the most promising US ilxor has thrown the TOWEL IN (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 10:34 (five years ago) Permalink

1 yr steven gerard

the most promising US ilxor has thrown the TOWEL IN (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 10:34 (five years ago) Permalink

2 yr scott parker

the most promising US ilxor has thrown the TOWEL IN (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 10:34 (five years ago) Permalink

yr barry, yr milner

dub job deems (darraghmac), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 10:38 (five years ago) Permalink

hes going to be playing next to scotty p next season

the most promising US ilxor has thrown the TOWEL IN (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 10:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Lower level than yr hudds yr lamps obv

dub job deems (darraghmac), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 10:43 (five years ago) Permalink

Give me yr poor, yr weak, yr thudded passes

dub job deems (darraghmac), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 10:46 (five years ago) Permalink

I feel like Jenas ought to match up to a schoolkid archetype, but who? I've a hazy recollection of a couple of kids who were perfectly smart and athletic and on the face of it fairly cool, but never hung out much or actually joined bands or played sport or anything. They were just kind of nebulous presences at school and eventually left to take over their dad's shop or something. They never even went in for bullying. I guess they were never going to be memorable types, if they even existed.

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 9 July 2013 10:50 (five years ago) Permalink

i remember one of those kids, assume he's a PE teacher somewhere now

the SI unit of ignorance (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 10:53 (five years ago) Permalink

He comes across well in interviews, blandly friendly, like a young oil exec on the weekend

dub job deems (darraghmac), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 11:10 (five years ago) Permalink

I saw him giving a tour of his mansion on a kids' version of football focus (may have been one of LG's?). He had a great big, dark office with a massive desk: "this is where I download my music"

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 9 July 2013 11:13 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

is jenas an epl player any more

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Wednesday, 31 July 2013 16:58 (five years ago) Permalink

circa 2002 he was an upper midtable player

circa 2009 probably lowermid

id think he could hack it at prospective 16th place finisher hull city

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Wednesday, 31 July 2013 16:59 (five years ago) Permalink

i can't even recall how or what he did for whom last year, did he get a run out at qpr? was his villa injury the season before? ijdk

clique- your heels, together (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 July 2013 17:11 (five years ago) Permalink

float like a butterfly sting like a butterfly

r|t|c, Wednesday, 31 July 2013 17:18 (five years ago) Permalink

butterdish morelike

clique- your heels, together (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 July 2013 17:20 (five years ago) Permalink

not really tho, he stayed alarmingly rawboned for a lad that never played tbf

clique- your heels, together (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 July 2013 17:20 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

thinner old paul robinson was on SSN bemoaning how britain tells it's shit goalies that they're shit which he feels they oughtn't do really it doesnt help

unblog your plug (darraghmac), Monday, 7 October 2013 21:58 (five years ago) Permalink

joe hart was getting the soapy titwank treatment on tv over the weekend

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Monday, 7 October 2013 22:01 (five years ago) Permalink

apparently if the goalkeeper is only called into action because a defender made a stupid mistake, he doesn't really have any obligation to try to save the resulting shot

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Monday, 7 October 2013 22:02 (five years ago) Permalink

you can see that at least the blame is shared round, but as i note upthread when you have a gk that yr defence can't trust it does awful things to em too

unblog your plug (darraghmac), Monday, 7 October 2013 22:03 (five years ago) Permalink

the nation's commentariat are under the misapprehension that paul robinson was a good goalkeeper whose confidence was shattered rather than a fairly crappy player whose career regressed to the mean eventually

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Monday, 7 October 2013 22:06 (five years ago) Permalink

i sometimes wonder if paul robinson didnt turn me into the football fan i am today

unblog your plug (darraghmac), Monday, 7 October 2013 22:08 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Fulham 1 Swansea 2: Shelvey hands strugglers fourth defeat in a row, as final whistle is greeted with chorus of 'Jol out'

nakhchivan, Saturday, 23 November 2013 20:11 (five years ago) Permalink

he's not very good

30 ch'lopping days left to umas (darraghmac), Saturday, 23 November 2013 20:32 (five years ago) Permalink

heard scotty parker scored an audacious chip

mizzell, Saturday, 23 November 2013 21:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Nah he tried to cunt it nononsensically outta the stadium but all that would escape his hips was the feeble puff shown

30 ch'lopping days left to umas (darraghmac), Saturday, 23 November 2013 22:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Never did write that 2005 girl

30 ch'lopping days left to umas (darraghmac), Saturday, 23 November 2013 22:37 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

tho the experience gained has me advising treeship to let her go on other threads, we were all 2005 once or something idk

politically autocorrect (darraghmac), Monday, 17 February 2014 05:41 (five years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Last night I called 999 and declared war on Northumbria police before shooting an officer on the West End A69 roundabout in his T5. Sitting there waiting to bully someone. Probably a single mum who couldn't afford her car tax.

Rang again and told them they're gonna pay for what they've done to me and Sam. I went straight but they couldn't let it go.

The public need not fear me but the police should as I won't stop till I'm dead.

On the night 3/7/10 I shot Chris Brown and Samantha Stobbart, after an argument earlier that evening, and here I will make all the facts clear so there is no misunderstanding.

They took it all from me, kids, freedom, house, then Sam and Chanel. Where could I go from there? Obviously I have issues but I was pushed. I never beat my kids. I could simply admit to anything now cos it doesn't matter.

I'm a killer and a maniac but I ain't no coward.

I was terrified of losing Sam, as I knew I'd lose the plot and that, and not wanted to do so stopped me from ever beating her and anyone saying otherwise can go on a lie detector.
Now I've realised Sam is really hurt I am gutted. I never meant that.

Moat then threatens to target hospital staff if they fail to save his ex-girlfriend.

Those doctors better save her or I'll hit that hospital. I still love her despite everything but my head is a mess right now and I know I'm too far gone to make much sense of it.

I guess I've finally lost it. I'm not on the run, I will keep killing police until I am dead.

They've hunted me for years, now it's my turn.

I am very sorry about Sam and wish I hadn't shot at her. Just make sure she stays alive.

I never cheated on her, I wish she hadn't on me. She pulled the trigger by doing so just as much as me.

― ,,,,,,eeeeleon (darraghmac), Tuesday, 6 July 2010 12:18 (4 years ago)

Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln (nakhchivan), Monday, 21 July 2014 00:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Never did write that 2005 girl

― 30 ch'lopping days left to umas (darraghmac), Saturday, 23 November 2013

blap setter (darraghmac), Monday, 21 July 2014 00:11 (four years ago) Permalink

not likely to rly at this stage, it is gone, gone and I shall hide my face amid a crowd of stars

your favourite misread ILX threads (darraghmac), Friday, 25 July 2014 10:51 (four years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

jenas surprisingly not too awful talking shit on tv

disconnected externalized and unrecognizable signifying structure (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 26 November 2014 15:27 (four years ago) Permalink

it helps that he has a friendly demeanour and is sort of photogenic in that jamie redknapp way rather than the sort of grunting neanderthal former utility players who constitute the majority of that profession

disconnected externalized and unrecognizable signifying structure (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 26 November 2014 15:29 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

the cabbie on the way back had talksport on (surprisingly tolerable when it's just rapidfire transfer news) and then whatever bbc piece of shit in which jermaine jenas was explaining how adebayor was not difficult or lazy but just mistreated by arrogant avb, and sure to be a hit in the aaaaarrrghs' dressing room when he appears to save them from relegation

No-Neck Blue's Banned - Craig Bellamy (nakhchivan), Monday, 2 February 2015 22:32 (four years ago) Permalink

look I won't be one bit surprised he scores ten league goals but everyone knows he's a dead weight at spurs.

I'd be only half surprised jenas doesnt tog out for arry tween now and may tbh

local eire man (darraghmac), Monday, 2 February 2015 22:37 (four years ago) Permalink

Jenas unaware of Adebayor's pre-Spurs career maybe

No Orchids for Ms. Blonde-ish (Noodle Vague), Monday, 2 February 2015 22:38 (four years ago) Permalink

Jermain's a good lad is jermain

local eire man (darraghmac), Monday, 2 February 2015 22:40 (four years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

good luck to him I say

thoughts you made second posts about (darraghmac), Friday, 29 May 2015 23:07 (three years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/WXkycRo.jpg

Dravidian Miss Desi (nakhchivan), Friday, 29 May 2015 23:16 (three years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Trippier signed, surely the end for Walker/Naughton, just need to sort out left-back now

imago, Friday, 19 June 2015 16:40 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

No other forward in English football history, perhaps, has ever looked as though he grew up dreaming of being a left-back as Rooney.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2015/sep/20/anthony-martial-manchester-united-wayne-rooney-southampton

jonathan wilson owes u royalties

nakhchivan, Monday, 21 September 2015 16:12 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Harsh on the fat lad

The difficult earlier reichs (darraghmac), Sunday, 3 January 2016 11:41 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

still didnt write that 2005 girl

cant believe i never posted itt about the time i was strolling the south quays at temple bar and passed an italian restaurant window and who was in there alone at a table and it fuckin heavin with grub enough for six but fatty robinson how i didnt go and check behind the cistern for a fuciin revolver ill never know

fremme nette his simplicitte (darraghmac), Monday, 15 April 2019 01:04 (one week ago) Permalink


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