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Spack?

Post by Son of Robin » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:38 pm

Nigel Spackman providing co-commentary on Bundesliga tonight over on BT Sport.

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Great to have you with us Nigel.
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Re: Spack?

Post by dm » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:50 pm

I wonder if he knows we've immortalised his name?

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Post by Stans left foot » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:44 pm

What planet do footballers get educated on......?

Listening to Talksport this morning to hear one of them get "them" instead of "their"....

Most Championship players on Min £3K a week methinks and can't afford proper English lessons. If they ever watch / listen to the overseas players being interviewed they should bow their heads in shame.

Well remember Frans Beckenbauer being interviewed on a TV World Cup link with a team in the UK chatting to him. he used the word "vacillate"....none of the English TV panel knew what he meant, amongst them Don Howe who basically said he hadn't got a clue what he was talking about.

Good old Spack, he's not alone.....
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Post by Son of Robin » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:47 pm

I had wondered how Mr Spackman was making a living these days.

Y'know. Fair play to the lad.
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Post by 222gers » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:51 pm

I remember some panelists discussing Pele. One said despite Pele being the greatest player in the world he always showed humility. Another replied “ it must be hard to remain humile given the praise he gets “.

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Post by stainrod's elbow » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:22 pm

The one that pisses me off is the football industry's weird transmutation of the phrase 'to be fair' to mean something like, just, 'to be honest', when it is actually a piece of signposting language used to introduce a positive balancing comment in the wake of criticism that would otherwise be perceived as unbalanced.

E.g.

Conor Washington is certainly not prolific, but, to be fair, he works hard for the team. CORRECT
To be fair, the pitch was quite heavy today, so it was difficult to play good football. NONSENSE

The way everyone just repeats it as if wrong were right really gets on my tits. (For some reason, this wilful ignorance is embodied in my mind by the Quasimodo-esque face and voice of Peter Beardsley.)

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Re: Spack?

Post by Montag » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:38 pm

The way everyone just repeats it as if wrong were right really gets on my tits. (For some reason, this wilful ignorance is embodied in my mind by the Quasimodo-esque face and voice of Peter Beardsley.)

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Post by Stans left foot » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:47 am

I had a lot of time for Peter Beardsley...

indeed I site him as the last exponent of the sliding tackle from the side, he was a Past Master at it...
sadly a skill that Mr Blatter and his Leeches decided was too onerous to manage and cut it out from our game.

Watching some You Tube excerpts from 1970's/80's of our games the other evening and have to say the events on the pitch were barely recognizable to the dross we have to put up with now.

As for Mr Beardsley..... :oops:
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Re: Spack?

Post by BiscuitRanger » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:14 am

To be fair, if a phrase or word is used often enough it finds is way into the OED. Now that's right proper.

Nowadays, less and less of us use fewer and, like, everyone uses less, innit?

I'm off to jump around in my back garden and do the Dunning-Kruger.
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Re: Spack?

Post by dm » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:19 am

BiscuitRanger wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:14 am
Nowadays, less and less of us use fewer and, like, everyone uses less, innit?
Them people, honestly :roll:

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Re: Spack?

Post by Barry » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:13 pm

Stans left foot wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:44 pm

Most Championship players on Min £3K a week
I heard that a young lad at Brentford making his way into the first team signed his first contract at that weekly rate. Wages to increase after every 5 first team appearances. Also a significant amount for every performance. So £3k per week is an absolute minimum!
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Re: Spack?

Post by mexhoop » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:13 pm

dm wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:50 pm
I wonder if he knows we've immortalised his name?
He was on a podcast when they asked him if he knew about and he said yes

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Re: Spack?

Post by QPR_John » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:24 pm

dm wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:19 am
BiscuitRanger wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:14 am
Nowadays, less and less of us use fewer and, like, everyone uses less, innit?
Them people, honestly :roll:

Who would of thought it

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