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dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Monday, 16 July 2018 16:20 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

just been made aware of this

The cover to my debut novel: COME ON!!! 😎😎😎🚀🚀🚀🤗🤗🤗

— jamie jackson (@JamieJackson___) July 5, 2018

Number None, Saturday, 11 August 2018 11:08 (one year ago) link


( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Sunday, 12 August 2018 04:53 (one year ago) link

i have a long interview with richard williams in my anthology -- not conducted by me -- bcz, for all the flaws arrayed here, he was an important and very often a very good music writer and editor in the 70s, plus when he worked for island records he discovered and signed roxy music (tho jazz is his deep love). reviewing the two sides of engineer's electronic hum was the correct thing to do: it was a john & yoko record, and tbh they erred in not releasing two sides of engineer's electronic hum along with whatever they did release.

mark s, Sunday, 12 August 2018 10:05 (one year ago) link

I daf about motors + f1 and find some of Williams' sports writing easily skip-able + maybe sometimes a bit in the style of a very effortlessly competent local rag correspondent, in the job 4 life days. But I like his music writing just fine, haven't read owt for a bit, but his blog is on hiatus atm.

calzino, Sunday, 12 August 2018 23:54 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Williams going on about how we should cut Micheal Owen some slack because of what a tough career he's had and how touching his self-interested and purely ego driven comments about his injury record were recently, is making me realise he is very very bad sometimes, and much worse than I thought.

calzino, Monday, 27 August 2018 22:08 (one year ago) link

just noticed Pete W's post upthread that calsl Glanville and McIlvanney over-rated, I'm 7 years too late for the FPing

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 27 August 2018 22:28 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

Jamie Jackson's verdicts on who Man Utd should sell/keep incl. this

Fred Can the Brazilian boss a game like a Kevin De Bruyne? If not then he is a squad player at best. Verdict Maybe stay.

so any midfielder not as good as KdB should be sold?? Would leave Utd with no midfielders, or LFC for that matter.

Jonathon Wilson meanwhile

Two years ago the German photographer Christian Vieler brought out a book comprising studio shots of dogs as they tried to catch a chewy treat he tossed for them. Look at those pictures and look at Henderson under a high ball. The expression is the same. The same focus, the same desire, the same sheer wonderment to be alive in a universe in which such delights can drop from the sky.

oscar bravo, Thursday, 18 April 2019 14:00 (one year ago) link

I enjoyed this, while not wholeheartedly agreeing with all of it.

Ken Early: Football’s new age neutralises philosophies of the past

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 22:09 (one year ago) link

good stuff. thx for that onimo.

oscar bravo, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 13:47 (one year ago) link

Yeah that was good, thanks. Hearty lol at this:

Klopp, plainly, is no Mourinho. Last week he did a “Jürgen Klopp answers the web’s most-searched questions about him” video for Soccer AM. Asked “What is your favourite film?” his answer was immediate and decisive: “Forrest Gump! ” Somewhere out there, José felt his lip curl without knowing why.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:01 (one year ago) link


if youse aren't on the second captains podcast by now its on youse

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:00 (one year ago) link

on it now deems

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Thursday, 2 May 2019 11:35 (one year ago) link

It is the best, humour and insight and great interviewing. I listen to them even when it's a sport I have zero interest in.

FernandoHierro, Thursday, 2 May 2019 12:18 (one year ago) link

Ken is just great fun to listen to, yes even his baffling mancrush on David Luiz

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 2 May 2019 12:35 (one year ago) link

especially his irrational enthusiasms or dislikes, his scathing takes on silva are great

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:21 (one year ago) link

i love ken early

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:18 (one year ago) link

Am I missing something or did the podcast stop six months ago? Last one on Spotify was 15th September.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Thursday, 9 May 2019 17:42 (one year ago) link

Never mind found the website. I forgot people had websites for stuff.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Thursday, 9 May 2019 17:47 (one year ago) link

keep forgetting that richie, who is brilliant while never in any way appearing ill at ease with his ladness or striving for a pose (contrast with ken who is the very model of a fella looking for the mot juste and the big statement) has his MA in pyschotherapy since he retired

such high quality regulars, such a great blend and so at ease inter alia

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Friday, 10 May 2019 17:17 (one year ago) link

i sometimes think about whether it would be plausible that there could ever be scottish football/sports journalism that could even touch second captains and there's just no fucking way

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Friday, 10 May 2019 23:50 (one year ago) link

but i mean why not!

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:01 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Scoop: “It has set off a bomb. Fuck it’s tremendous” – The Athletic guts the football teams from the Guardian, the Daily Mail and the Times.

We can reveal latest to exit are BBC’s David Ornstein and Guardian’s chief football writer Daniel Taylor.

— Mark Di Stefano 🤙🏻 (@MarkDiStef) July 17, 2019

One person briefed on the Athletic's plans told BuzzFeed News the US site is hoping to get 100,000 paid subscribers to fund its ambitious expansion into English football coverage.

Two sources said one subscription price point put forward would see subscribers pay “about £4 a month … or some sort of package where a reader pays £50 a year”. One source described it as “Netflix-like” pricing.

“They’re banking on a passionate football supporter willing to fork out £4 a month for some scoops about their team, and quality feature and match day writing,” the source said.

Number None, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 19:45 (one year ago) link

they haven't tapped up nult 🤔

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 19:47 (one year ago) link

Harsh on the Nult. xp

I don't think I've ever read an article on the Athletic.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 19:51 (one year ago) link

well, it is subscription only

Number None, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 19:56 (one year ago) link

Ah yes, I see. Wondering how many people will want to subscribe to read "soccer" articles tbf

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 20:04 (one year ago) link

I think you mean "how many people will have want to have been going to have read BBC an Nult"

jou're much too jung, girl (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 20:11 (one year ago) link

"BBC man" fuck this fucking phone

jou're much too jung, girl (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 20:11 (one year ago) link

the liverpudlian scribe will have watched with some consternation as his peers in the british football press were poached by the upstart american outfit. he will have felt that his career will have been going to the proverbial dogs

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 20:41 (one year ago) link

Yeah that's how you will have wanted to do it

jou're much too jung, girl (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 20:42 (one year ago) link

he will have wondered to himself the significance if any of wait where is everyone

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 22:20 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

jonathon wilson comparing pep to darth vader via some torturous analogy today.

oscar bravo, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 09:05 (nine months ago) link

it's like there's no point beating Man City because somehow it's all down to them and fuck all to do with your own performance

Goose Witherspeen (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 09:22 (nine months ago) link

love wilson obviously but that is a fucking torturous analogy

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 16:26 (nine months ago) link

nine months pass...

Jonathan Wilson really on peak metaphorical form this morning:

Back then, Mourinho’s outrages were mitigated by his charm. But now it is as though Richard III had suffered no Bosworth. This is him after almost two decades on the throne, worn down by tax planning, worrying about alum prices, dealing with uppity nobles, the French and Lancastrian pretenders and suffering the growing realisation that some of his past excesses – drowning his brother in a vat of malmsey, murdering his nephews in the Tower, ending Anders Frisk’s career – probably shouldn’t have been excused on the basis of a knowing glance and a quip that made a good headline.

Matt DC, Sunday, 12 July 2020 09:06 (three weeks ago) link

God love 'im

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Sunday, 12 July 2020 11:27 (three weeks ago) link

three weeks pass...

jonathon wilson raises the bar on himself

In July 1971, Apollo 15 approached the moon. After the lunar module detached bearing the mission’s other two astronauts, Al Worden was left alone in the command module. When he went behind the moon, breaking transmission with Houston, he entertained himself by playing the Beatles, Elton John and John Denver and the soundtrack to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Orbiting 2,235 miles from his companions on the moon’s surface and quarter of a million miles from Earth, Worden was for three days the most isolated human to have existed since Adam. Or at least he was until the 67th minute of the FA Cup final on Saturday.

oscar bravo, Monday, 3 August 2020 16:53 (two days ago) link

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